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Soki Soba (Okinawan Noodles with Spare Ribs)

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
*12 cups /2400ml water
*15cm long konbu kelp
*20g dried bonito flakes
*1/4 cup /100ml sake
*2 tsp salt

*4 pack Okinawan noodles
*red pickled ginger
*chopped spring onion

[ingredients for spare ribs]
*800g pork spare ribs
*1/2 cup mirin sweet cooking sake
*1/2 cup /50ml sake
*3 tbsp soy sauce

1 Boil water and add the spare ribs, boil for 3-4 minutes.

2 Drain the ribs with a strainer and wash well with water.

3 Cook konbu that's been soaked in water for 30 minutes,
and remove the konbu just before the water comes to boil.

4 When the boiling begins, add the boiled spare ribs, sake, and dried bonito flakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

5 Remove any residue and then take out the dried bonito.

6 Cover with a lid, leaving a little open space and simmer on low for about 30 minutes, until the meat is tender.

7 Drain the soup in the strainer and separate the soup and spare ribs.

8 Put the soup in a pan and season with salt. This is the soup for the noodles.

9 Season the spare ribs. Put sake, soy sauce, and mirin in another pan.

10 Add the spare ribs to the pan, cook at medium heat with a drop-lid for 10-15 minutes.
Keep at it until the water level drops, and be sure to continue to apply sauce to the ribs.

11 Then cook the noodles.

12 Drain them in the strainer, put the spare ribs on top, and pour in the soup.

13 Top it all off with pickled ginger and green onions. That's it; you've made Soki-soba.

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